WSET Level 2 Wines Course
IC 521 INT
This is an INTENSIVE course with 8 modules over 3 class sessions covering the world’s major grape varieties and major types of wine. You’ll taste nearly 50 wines and learn to taste wine using a systematic, professional approach. No prior experience necessary.
This is a live, in-classroom course, with limited attendance to enable safe distancing.
At least 21 years of age
High School, College, or Post-Graduate diploma or transcript;
Letter of reference from a wine or spirits trade professional on company letterhead stating:
- That the prospective student is known to him/her personally,
- That he/she is aware of the student’s knowledge of and interest in wine; and
- That he/she believes the student is qualified to pursue structured study of wine and spirits.
Complete Enrollment Agreement
- Select and complete the corresponding Enrollment Agreement for your course – Sign three times on second page.
- This must be completed. You will need to upload it during the registration process.
Registration Fee: $52.00
Study Kit: $103.43
Discounted fees are available to Teaching Assistants. These positions are limited in number and are granted at the discretion of the International Wine Center.
Exam Date & Time
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Format: 50 multiple choice questions
Exam Rescheduling Deadline: April 14, 2021
Detailed Course Schedule
Date:Friday, April 9, 2021
Topic:Module 1: Introduction, Wine Tasting Technique, Pairing Wine & Food
Module 2: Factors Influencing the Production of Red Wines + Pinot Noir, Zinfandel/ Primitivo
Module 3: Factors Influencing the Production of White, Sweet and Rose Wines - focus on Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Semillon and Furmint
Date:Friday, April 16, 2021
Topic:Module 4: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Viognier and Albariño
Module 5: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz
Module 6: Gamay, Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carmenere, Malbec, Pinotage
Date:Friday, April 23, 2021
Topic:Module 7: Cortese, Garganega, Verdicchio, Fiano, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Corvina, Sangiovese, Montepulciano
Module 8: Sparkling Wines, Fortified Wines
Date:Friday, April 30, 2021
Topic:Exam - Arrive 15 min prior - Bring PHOTO ID
Exam Time - 10:00am - 11:00am
Dates and topics subject to change.
Study pack contents:
- Textbook: Wines: Looking Behind the Label
- Student Workbook
- Laminated SAT Card
Refund Policy & Student Disclosure
Please download the Student Disclosure document from the link below. This is an official document for all students registered in Private Career Schools licensed by the NYS Department of Education.
If your study plans are suddenly interrupted, you may seek a refund. When withdrawing from a class, please be aware that you must submit a written notice of withdrawal from the registered class and a written request for a refund. More details can be found by clicking the Refund Policy link.Refund PolicyStudent DisclosureIWC Catalog
Meet the Instructor
Mary Baumann, DipWSET
Mary began her career in the fragrance industry with Estee Lauder’s affiliate in Stockholm. She then returned to New York to embark on a career in g…Learn More